No More Careless Whispers
George Michael recently announced his plans to return to music with a new album and worldwide tour. Michael, now known more as a tabloid joke, is making his comeback to help improve his tarnished legacy, but not for solely selfish reasons. The singer said his return is for young gay people, who he felt he let down in his career by not being “out” publicly from the start. Michael never “announced” his homosexuality; the news came out after he was arrested in ’98 for soliciting sex in a public park (one of a string of run-ins with police). Michael said during his career peak, those in his inner circle were the only people who knew he was gay. Oh, and every single person who saw the “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” video.
Fear of a Copyright-Protected Planet
In Jazz, live performance is where the music truly shines, best showcasing the crucial element of improvisation.
Stop Using Hip Hop As A Weapon
If those behind the Republican propaganda
machine ever decided to get into entertainment PR, they could get
Rebecca Black inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This year.
The evil geniuses aren’t even trying to be conspicuous anymore, as the
way over-publicized “controversy” fabricated about Hip Hop star Common
proved. Obama’s foes used the strategy du jour — disseminating
cherry-picked, out-of-context info that draws condemning headlines,
outrage and fear. The rapper’s appearance at a White House poetry event
was used by right-wingers to show the President’s ties to scary black
America by distorting Common’s music and life. Now, to many, the
uplifting, socially aware MC who does Gap commercials is actually a thug
who raps about killing cops. Despite being widely invalidated, by
turning a teddy bear into a rabid grizzly, they still succeeded in
buttressing their gullible base’s belief that Obama is going to throw
whiteys into concentration camps and turn America into a nonstop,
nationwide version of Freaknik.